UC Berkeley opens California DREAM Act scholarship

The UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office released the scholarship application for students who would receive private financial aid under the first part of the California DREAM Act starting January 2012. The $8,000 Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Scholarship — which was formed after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 130
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Federal lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley officials

Six individuals, including former and current UC Berkeley students, have filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging that four campus officials violated their constitutional rights by punitively arresting and jailing 66 people participating in a December 2009 demonstration. According to the complaint — filed Oct. 7 in the U.S. District
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5th Annual Town & Gown Conference starts tomorrow

Tomorrow Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and author Mark Hertsgaard will give keynote addresses for the first day of the Town & Gown Conference in Berkeley — a two-day event where college and city representatives from throughout the state meet to discuss cooperative strategies for dealing with current and potential obstacles. Adelyn
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Campus hypocrisy during bake sale

In a letter this past Monday to the full campus mailing list, Chancellor Birgeneau, together with with Vice Chancellors Gibor Basri and Harry LeGrande, claimed that the Principles of Community “require … a positive intent not to hurt, offend, or denigrate others while expressing a reasoned position,” the implication being
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Report suggests ways for improving Letters and Science education

After a year of preparation, suggestions for an overhaul of UC Berkeley undergraduate education, including fewer breadth requirements and an emphasis on improved teaching, were released in a campus report Tuesday. The L&S Faculty Forum, made up of 25 professors and administrators, submitted its report — which outlines 15 recommendations
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UC Berkeley Republicans consider bake sale success, despite criticism

If he had a chance to do it again in the future, said Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis, he wouldn’t. But Lewis believes that Tuesday’s “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” which led to international uproar, disapproval from the campus student government and administration and violent threats for the group’s members,
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Report proposes changes to undergraduate education at UC Berkeley

After a year of preparation, a group of UC Berkeley professors and administrators released a report Tuesday detailing proposed changes to undergraduate education in the College of Letters & Science. The L&S Faculty Forum submitted its report — which outlines 15 suggestions including changing breadth requirements, developing an academic honor
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“Out-gunned”: campus response to protest

The 2011 UC Berkeley Deans and Chairs Retreat, held on Aug. 18, featured a presentation by the administration on the topic of campus activism — what the past few years have taught and what the recent tuition hike and other policy and administrative changes might augur for this academic year.
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Native American figure remembered at campus conference

A man known as the “last, wild Indian” who died in 1916 was remembered Wednesday for his contributions as the cultural ambassador and representative of the Native American population in California. The late Native American figure and educator Ishi was honored by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, faculty members and
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